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THE ULTIMATE HIKER'S GEAR GUIDE: TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES TO HIT THE TRAIL
THE ULTIMATE HIKER'S GEAR GUIDE: TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES TO HIT THE TRAIL
Author:Andrew Skurka
Publisher:BANTAM (BDD)/RANDOM HOUSE, Feb 2012
Binding:Softcover
ISBN:1-4262-0920-7
Item #:106365
Price:$19.95

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Synopsis:
Whether you?re a first-time backpacker, an occasional weekend warrior or a seasoned long-distance trekker, you?ll love this guide. Skurka?s practical & priceless recommendations give you all the tools & techniques you?ll need to hit the trail. 6x9 inches; 224 pgs.

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Supreme long-distance hiker Andrew Skurka shares his hard-earned knowledge in this essential guide to backpacking gear and skills. He recounts what he?s learned from more than 30,000 miles of long-distance adventures, most recently a 4,700-mile 6-month loop around Alaska and Canada?s Yukon. Learn exactly what you need to carry ? both on your back and between your ears ? for all seasons and circumstances, through a show-and-tell of clothing, footwear, backpacks, shelter and sleep systems, and more, as well as through detailed articles on foot care, campsite selection and hiking efficiency.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
A graduate of Duke University, Andrew Skurka is a sponsored long-distance backpacker, paid speaker, and writer. He has hiked 25,000-plus miles since 2002, most recently on a 4,700-mile loop around Alaska and the Yukon. National Geographic Adventure describes him as "a Gen Y version of Thoreau." Described by NG as ?one of the best traveled and fastest hikers on the planet,? and named ?Adventurer of the Year? by Outside and ?Person of the Year? by Backpacker, Skurka has also appeared in numerous newspapers and television broadcasts.
 
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